Angelina was born in Manchester in the late 70’s into a County Longford musical family steeped in traditional music. Starting on the tin whistle she later moved on onto the banjo following in the footsteps of her father Peter and Grandfather Kevin Carberry. Though her style echoes that of her Grandfather, Kevin, who was a well known musician at Longford ceilis and house dances, Angelina has developed a light handed, sparkling touch on the banjo.
Angelina moved back to Ireland in the late 90’s and is now living in Co. Longford. Over the years, Angelina has developed a highly personal style with unique rhythmical characteristics. Her unmistakable banjo sound is captured on her solo 2005 CD, An Traidisún Beo, which was awarded among the Irish Echo’s Top 10 CD’S of the year.
In addition to performing, Angelina is also a respected music teacher and popular banjo tutor at many festivals throughout the country and abroad. She has toured throughout Ireland, Europe and Japan and annually in North America that included appearances at major festivals such as Catskills Irish Arts Week in N.Y, the Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, N.C, and the Augusta Heritage Week in Elkins, W.V. She has taught master classes at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University Limerick and is a regular tutor at the Scoil Eigse Summer School.
Instructor – Tenor Banjo